PSTET 2020 Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result
PSTET 2020 - State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) will release the PSTET 2020 notification along with the application form in September. Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria will be able to fill the application form of PSTET 2020. Candidates successfully filling the application form will be issued the PSTET admit card. The test of PSTET will be held at various exam centres across the state of Punjab. As per the PSTET 2020 exam pattern, the test will be held for two papers - paper I and II wherein paper I is for becoming teachers in classes 1 to 5 while paper II is for classes 6 to 8. The PSTET application form will be released for determining the eligibility of the candidates as Teachers in classes 1 to 8. Candidates securing 60% marks or more will be considered qualified. All the qualifying candidates will be issued the eligibility certificate.
PSTET 2020 is expected to be held in December in offline mode. The test will be held for a total of 150 marks for each paper. Candidates will be given 2 hours 30 minutes for each paper. To know more about the application process, admit card card, eligibility, exam pattern etc, go through the article below.
PSTET 2020 Overview
Punjab State Teachers Eligibility Test
Commonly known as
State Council of Educational Research & Training, Punjab
Mode of Application
Application Fee (General)
Mode of Exam
Paper I and Paper II
Paper I - 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Paper II - 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Paper I - 150 marks
Paper II - 150 marks
PSTET 2020 Dates
The table below contains the PSTET exam dates 2020 along with dates related to other important events:
PSTET Important Dates 2020
PSTET application commencement
Application end date
PSTET admit card download date
Last week of October 2020
Date of PSTET 2020 exam
First week of December 2020
Release of PSTET answer key
Announcement of PSTET result
PSTET Eligibility Criteria 2020
Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria before filling the application form of PSTET 2020. The authorities determine the PSTET eligibility criteria on the basis of education qualification. The PSTET eligibility criteria is determined for both the primary stage of teachers and the elementary stage separately.
PSTET Eligibility Criteria On The Basis Of Age
The authorities have not determined any upper age limit for applying for PSTET.
For Appearing in Paper I - Primary stage (for teachers in class 1 to 5)
Candidates who have passed 12th class with at least 50% and a 4 years of elementary education training.
Must be a Graduate and have passed or appearing in the final year of a two year Diploma in Elementary Education.
Must have passed Senior Secondary with 50% marks or more and have passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Education.
For Appearing in paper II - Elementary stage (for teachers in class 6 to 8)
Candidates must be a graduate and have passed/appearing in the final year of 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education.
Must be a Graduate with 50% marks and passed/appearing in 1st year of B.Ed.
Graduation with 45% marks and passed/appearing in 1st year of B.Ed as per NCTE
Senior Secondary with 50% or more marks and passed/appearing in the final year of 4 years B.El.Ed.
Must have passed Senior Secondary with at least 50% and passed/appearing in the final year of 4 years B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A. Ed/B.Sc.Ed.
Graduation Degree with at least 50% marks and passed/appearing in 1st year of B.Ed. (Special Education).
PSTET Application Form 2020
The authorities will release the PSTET application form in September 2020 in online mode at the official website. Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can fill the application form within the allotted time frame. Before filling the application form, candidates must have an active mobile number, valid ID proofs, bank details, qualification degrees, category certificate etc. Along with filling the details in the PSTET application form, candidates must also pay the prescribed application fees. The filling of the application fee includes the following steps:
Steps of filling PSTET Application Form
To fill the PSTET 2020 application form, candidates can follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Registration
Step 2: Uploading photo
Step 3: Payment of application fee
Step 4: Final Submission
The table below contains the prescribed application fee of PSTET as per the category of the candidates.
PSTET Application Fee
Application fee (for paper 1 & 2)
For both papers 1 & 2
To pay the online application fee of PSTET, candidates can use various payment gateways like Master/Visa/Credit Card/Debit Card etc.
PSTET Exam Centers 2020
Candidates will be able to select the desired exam centres of PSTET 2020 while filling the application form. The exam centres are the venues wherein the exam will be held. The details related to the allotment of the PSTET exam centres will be intimated in the admit card. The exam centres will be allotted at the following cities of Punjab:
PSTET Exam Pattern 2020
The exam conducting bodies have prescribed the exam pattern of both paper I and II of the PSTET exam. Candidates must go through the PSTET exam pattern before appearing for the exam. The exam pattern contains the various sections from where the questions will be asked in the exam, marking schemes, total questions, duration etc. Here are some important points to remember for PSTET exam pattern:
The test of PSTET will be held in offline mode.
PSTET exam will be conducted bilingually (Hindi & English).
The questions will be objective type Multiple Choice (MCQs)
Both paper I and II will contain a total of 150 marks questions.
A time of 2 hours 30 minutes will be allotted to complete each of paper I and II.
No marks will be deducted for any wrong response given by the candidates.
The table below contains the exam pattern of PSTET 2020 for both papers I and II.
PSTET Exam Pattern - Paper I (From classes I to V)
No. of Questions
Child Development and Pedagogy
PSTET Exam Pattern - Paper II (From classes VI to VIII)
No. of Questions
Child Development & Pedagogy
Mathematics and Science (For maths and Science teachers)
Social Science (For Social Studies/Social Science Teacher)
SCERT prescribes the syllabus of PSTET for all aspiring candidates to help them know what must be studied for the exam. The PSTET syllabus contains the section wise topics for both papers. As per the syllabus. The topics and chapters will be mentioned from the following different sections:
1. Child Development and Pedagogy
6. Social Science (For Social Studies/Social Science Teacher)
The authorities will release the admit card of PSTET in online mode at its official website. All candidates who will successfully fill the application form will be able to download the PSTET admit card in online mode. PSTET admit card 220 will be released for both paper I and II. To download the admit card, candidates will have to use registration number and password. PSTET admit card will contain details like candidate’s name, date and time of exam, venue etc. Candidates must carry the admit card of PSTET to the exam centre along with one of the prescribed ID proofs - Aadhaar Card, Voter Card, PAN card, Passport, and Driving License.
How to download PSTET admit card 2020
Visit the official website
Click on the ‘Forgot password?’
Enter registered email ID, date of birth and mobile number to download the admit card
Select the options out of email, SMS or display here itself, as per your preference
Enter the access code in the box provided
Click on the ‘Proceed’ button
The screen will then display the admit card
Download the PSTET admit card
The authorities will release a provisional PSTET 2020 answer key for both the papers set wise for set A, C, C and D after the conclusion of the exam in PDF format. Candidates can check all the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. Candidates can also raise objections against the answer key of PSTET 2020 in case of discrepancies. The authorities will scrutinise the provisional key and release the final PSTET answer key 2020. Here are some steps to how to download the answer key.
How to download the PSTET answer key?
Visit the official website
Click on the link of PSTET 2020 answer key
The screen will then be displayed with PSTET answer key 2020 in PDF
Download the PSTET 2020 answer key
PSTET Cut Off 2020
The authorities will release the cut off of PSTET in the form of qualifying marks. Candidates must secure the minimum qualifying marks in order to be shortlisted for the final merit list. As per the PSTET cut off, a candidate (general) securing 60% or more marks in order to qualify in the exam.
PSTET Qualifying Marks
State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) will announce the PSTET results online mode. All those candidates who will secure the minimum qualifying marks. To download the PSTET 2020 result candidates will have to use their username/registration number and date of birth/password. The result of PSTET mentions the application number, roll number, category, name, and marks obtained by the qualified candidates.
How to download the PSTET result 2020?
Visit the official website of PSEB
Click on PSTET 2020 result link
Enter user name/registration number and date of birth/password to download the result
The screen will then display the PSTET result 2020
Download and save the PSTET result 2020
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - PSTET 2020 Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result
Question: Where can I get the PSTET application form?
The application form will be available in online mode at the authority’s website www.pseb.ac.in
Question: How can I change the exam centre of PSTET allotted to me?
You will not be able to change the allotted PSTET 2020 exam centres in any circumstances.
Question: Do I need to appear for both the papers of PSTET?
No, you do not have to appear for both paper I and II. You can take either of the two. However, appearing in both paper I and II will be a wider opportunity as the qualified candidates can become teachers in both 1 to 5 and 6 to 8 classes.
Question: Will the authorities release a separate PSTET cut off?
No, the candidates will just have to secure the minimum qualifying marks.
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Questions related to PSTET
sir. m from punjab mere pstet admit card par date of birth galt h meri mistkake se 22 dec ko exam h ab kya kruu
The examination is almost here, so now you cannot do any corrections for sure. So contact the helpdesk or visit the nearest exam centre if you know any. Tell them about your problem. Also, take your birth certificate or any other proof with you when you visit them.
Though, your application may also get rejected since you had a chance to make corrections during correction window that opened in November. So now, just try to contact the helpdesk and see if it helps.
Hope this helps!